Thanks to those clubs who have completed this task. Reminder deadline for submission of 3rd quarter – 30th September 2021.

An email is required from all clubs, even if only to say that there has been no change.


Thanks to those who have completed the task of entering details, if you haven’t your details will not be published to CPGA member clubs, so please complete asap.

We want to publish at the end of September 2021 the most up to date contact list to all clubs. So, a deadline of 30th September to enter your clubs main contact details has been set.

As there have been some changes within clubs, please complete the information by using this link.

Please note that we are only collecting club main contacts via this route and will be in direct contact for further contact information.


On Wednesday 22nd September, 2021 an updated Strategy Proposal with explanations was published to all club contacts.

Please do share with your club members.

We are collating any questions / feedback about the new proposals and will answer in an update.


Draft one (1) of the Fixture list 2022 has been published, there are a significant number of events not listed, as clubs have yet to submit dates.

We were hoping to publish a second draft this weekend, but we are waiting for clarification on a few events / dates. So please get complete if not already done so.

If your clubs’ event is one of these, please use the link and submit a series of dates asap.


If you purchase anything from Amazon, please do so via the link and the CPGA do get a donation.
Get shopping Amazon Smile.

This can also be applied when purchasing via a mobile app.

Thanks to those who have already supported using this link.


Take a look, might be that you can apply as a club for one of these small grants.

Key Info:
Awards of £300-£10,000 are possible:

  • Awards are to help with essential changes to services or facilities and for new projects responding to the need to offer alternatives as a result of the pandemic.
  • All applications should be focused on responding to the effects of the pandemic.
  • Applications should be in line with the government’s national and local guidelines at the time you apply.
  • Applications can be received by not-for-profit organisations.
  • The programme will remain open until the end of 2021.

Sport England – Return to Play – Small Grants – link

Additional potential funding – Sport England Return to Play – Active Together.


Access to some sports and exercise are limited due to the affordability of kit, and the situation has been compounded by the pandemic.

The BBC are running ‘Make a difference kit out the nation’. From Saturday 4 September until Saturday 2 October they are aiming to get kit and sports equipment to the schools and clubs where a young person may use it.

Obviously, many gig clubs have a recycle of kit within clubs and if you don’t this might be a great initiative to consider starting. You never know someone might want that old hoodie from way back when!

But if you have general kit and want to look at donating or just find out more about the project, please follow the link – Kit out the Nation


Covid infections still remain in communities, although in some areas rates are decreasing currently, but we recommend that when in close contact e.g. launching / loading a boat / enclosed space e.g. gig shed – masks are worn. We also recommend where possible to keep social distancing.

Lateral flow tests are becoming a common place twice weekly task for many, we would also suggest that this is encouraged by clubs for those who might not necessarily have to complete a test for work purposes. As well as reminding members that should they show a positive test, do not attend training or if they show symptoms to not attend training.

For those attending any regattas – you are being asked by the host clubs to complete various tasks before attending. Please help the clubs by working with them and completing as asked by the deadlines.

Monday 19th July was the day that restrictions were lifted legally.

For CPGA clubs we offer the following guidance:

With cases of Covid still rising, we encourage clubs to maintain a covid secure protocol.

  • Wash / sanitize hands regularly
  • Do not row / visit your club / regatta if you or anyone in your household are showing signs of covid
  • Encourage individuals to take lateral flow tests (still free of charge) if they are not already for their work
  • Continue to monitor with a Club QR code or the clubs method of track and track, or continue with the NHS QR code
  • Respect the rules set by your club and help yourself, club members and public stay healthy
  • Follow rules set out by your club to keep equipment and facilities clean
  • Be kind to your club committee who are giving their time to ensure all are safe and rowing can take place

Social distancing no longer remains at 2 metres, but as a club you need to decide what you are happy with amongst members / as a committee.

Likewise, indoors, close contact when lifting gigs, confined spaces etc housing for a gig, clubs may wish to consider a policy regarding face coverings.

You may wish to set crews according to their wishes eg those that are double jabbed, age groups, those continuing to wear masks.

For more information, please visit

How to Stay Safe and help prevent the spread
Managing COVID – 19


As more people return to rowing and hopefully clubs become the hive of local activity again, please refer to the CPGA policies.

Some quick reminders – coxes need to be wearing lifejackets at all times, submission dates for rowing registers, safety, ever changing risk assessments to name a few.


Title                                           Date / Deadline                      Venue / Action
Club Contact Information          30th September                       Via link
Rowing Reg 3rd Quarter           30th September                       Via email
CPGA EGM                               17th October                            Via zoom